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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:21 am 
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Hi,

When i say unusal- it is only unsual to grow at home in the uk. I am sure all of you must have heard about curry leaves.

I am trying to grow the curry leave plant at home, and this is my first time.

The tender plant which i received is now planted in a 4liter pot ,and looking healthy in organinc compost and i water it a little every other day. My query is how to pick leaves, when the plant has established. If i cut a whole stem off, what will happen. If i pick just some leaves, then would they grow back. What i am actually asking is, how to keep the plant healthy and growing, when i would be picking leaves.

How else could i take care of the plant. I have kept it on the window sill, which gets the best sunlight, and the room is usally 15-20 degrees warm, sometimes even warmer in the summer. Has anyone grow curry leave plants at home....do they give seeds and flowers...well i am sure they do :roll: but i have not seen it myself. What do i do when they give flowerss, do i have to pick it, so that most nutrition goes to the leaves.

As you can see, i am most excited with this new venture. So any tips or advise from plant lovers, garderners are most welcomed.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:50 am 
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This might help http://www.logees.com/pages/articlecurry.asp


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:27 am 
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I did wonder what unusual "herb" this might be :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:36 am 
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scary mum wrote:
I did wonder what unusual "herb" this might be :lol: :lol:
Glad I'm not the only one who thought like that.
I thought curry plant was an outdoor one.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:39 am 
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This is completely different to the curry plant I grow, outside, at home.

I've never seen this one before.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:56 am 
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Which of course is where 'common names' for plants can lead to confusion :lol:

The garden plant we call Curry Plant (Santolina something-or-other?) gets it's name because it smells like what we think of as 'curry', generically. 'Curry leaves' give a different flavour (and aroma) from the scent of the Curry Plant, so to speak. I only ever buy them dried - I can kill anything in the houseplant line stone dead just by bringing it into the house...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:04 am 
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Santolina is cotton lavender and in my mind stinks like moth balls.

Curry plant is Helichrysum italicum and smells of curry.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:06 am 
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ToadMum wrote:
I can kill anything in the houseplant line stone dead just by bringing it into the house...
Could you pop round then TM? Our inlaws foisted a hideous orchid on us 2 years ago. I cannot bear the thing - looks like some kind of floppy white fungus on sticks - and neither can 2 of my children. However, DOH inexplicably likes it and one of my children, despite what I think of as a good moral upbringing, surrounded by nice tasteful things, has obviously inherited some kind of rogue gene from the paternal side and likes it too. I assumed these things lasted for one Christmas and then dropped dead but alas no - an orchid is for life, not just for Christmas, it seems.

I have tried several ploys to kill it off, from overwatering to putting it in direct sunlight (remember sunlight?) to dark corners to not watering it at all. I scowl at it every day (Prince Charles eat your heart out - it really does not know what I am thinking). DD suggested that we leave the window open and say the squirrels had got it. The damn thing refuses to die and has now sprouted scary-looking fronds which are attaching themselves to the pot and seem set on world domination. Maybe I should call the producers of Dr Who.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:30 pm 
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Amber, I've got one of those too. When I first got it, it flowered briefly, to much excitement. 2 years later, we just have big green leaves, lots of roots/rootie shootie things in a pot - and, get this, the pot, I now find, only has some sort of bark stuff in it?!!! So this "plant" is living off the occasional tap water I sometimes remember to wet the bark with. What is that all about....? :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:38 pm 
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My mother has a Curry leaves plant in her kitchen, I'll ask and come back to you.

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